Our Work

At IPS, our work is centered in our vision: we believe everyone has a right to thrive on a planet where all communities are equitable, democratic, peaceful, and sustainable. Our intersecting programs and initiatives, led by a diverse group of expert staff and associate fellows, are helping to shape progressive movements toward this vision.

Latest Work

Democrats Need to Stop Scaling Back Build Back Better, and Pass the Bill Right Now

The Democrats’ main vulnerability right now is that voters simply have no idea they’re trying to do popular things.

Fossil Fueled Foreign Policy: Why COP26 Flopped

Western observers want to blame India for the failure of the UN climate talks. Not so fast.

Ending Latin America’s Sewage Decade

The victory of Xiomara Castro in Honduras is a sign that region is ready to exit its lost decade.

Greed Is Prolonging the Pandemic

The longer it takes the world to get vaccinated, the more variants we’ll see.

Prison Gerrymandering: The Modern ‘Three-Fifths Compromise’

Prison gerrymandering inflates the political representation of districts that host prisons — without any say from the people inside them.

Columbia’s Student Workers Fight for a Fair Contract

Student workers keep Columbia University running, yet many struggle to make ends meet in one of the most expensive cities in the country.

What’s That ‘Surtax’ Doing in Build Back Better?

Congress may soon be delivering America’s awesomely affluent an unpleasant tax-time surprise.

De pie con defensoras y defensores de territorio hondureños en Washington, D.C.

Este año, IPS honró a las defensoras y los defensores de territorio hondureños Afro-Indígenas, OFRANEH, con nuestro Premio Internacional LM de Derechos Humanos. Todavía estamos celebrando su resistencia.

Temporary Relief for Millions of Essential Immigrant Workers Could Be a Reality — Fingers Crossed

Immigrant rights advocates continue to pressure elected officials to make good on their campaign promises for a pathway to citizenship.

Standing With Honduran Land Defenders in Washington, D.C.

This year, IPS honored the Afro-Indigenous Honduran land defenders OFRANEH with our International LM Human Rights Award. We’re still celebrating their resiliency.